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NOTTO-ID : Organ Transplants

NOTTO-ID : Organ Transplants

All cases of organ transplants will be allocated a unique National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO)-ID for both the donor and the recipient.

  • The Union Health Ministry has issued the directive to eliminate commercial dealings in organs, especially those involving foreign citizens.
  • It has also called for stricter monitoring of such transplants by the local authorities.
  • NOTTO-ID is mandatory for considering the allocation of organs in the case of a deceased donor transplant; this ID in the case of a living donor transplant shall also be generated at the earliest, maximum within 48 hours after the transplant surgery is done.
  • NOTTO-ID must be generated by the hospital from the NOTTO website.

National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO):

  • It is a national-level organization set up under the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
  • It functions as the apex centre of coordination and networking for:
    • procurement and distribution of organs and tissues; and
    • registry of organs and tissue donation and transplantation in the country.